DevCon Entrepreneurship Camp: 14 May 2012 Cebu. Speakers: top technopreneurs Winston Damarillo, Dado Banatao, Alvin Gendrano. Panelists: Eric Manlunas, Earl Martin Valencia, Tony Pio de Roda. Registrants: 260.
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Today's "IT-Enabling Philippine Hospitals" forum was very energetic. The participants, composed of chief information officers / IT heads of various hospitals in the metro, had a wealth of information and insights that were very valuable -- one single post won't suffice, so I'm going to take a shot on an overarching approach before I drill down on specifics.
What is unique in healthcare that makes it challenging and exciting for IT projects and implementations?
On behalf of Jerry, Exist CEO and rest of the leadership team here at Exist, I'd like to share two great announcements today!
Witnessed the discussion on Cebu's outsourcing roadmap yesterday at Radisson Blu Hotel and here are the highlights of the event (please click on PLAY button and then view in full screen, click on SHOW INFO to read the image caption):
Exist Code Camp Cebu will conclude today -- it's another impressive celebration and we'd like to salute all of the participants of this leg for a job well done!
What's also exciting is that people are already applying for the next camp!
When we started this training program about 5 years ago, the objective was just to fill in our engineering pool. There is more to it than that!
In the software development services industry -- people are the software company's #1 asset. With pressure to deliver faster with fewer resources, increasingly distributed teams, and savvy customers -- software companies need to find ways to build capable leaders within their organizations.
But how are next-generation tech leaders built?
There are so many ways to describe the kinds of geeks I have encountered in Exist. (You read that right, “geeks.” And I am one of them.) Here is my mad attempt on classifying us. Qualities could overlap of course. Be careful not to take the groupings below as absolutes. LOL.
Gretch was a survivor of the Exist Code Camp (ECC) in 2007, having completed the rigorous Java training. “The first two weeks of the bootcamp was not easy,” says Gretch, “and it was because of the academe–IT industry gap. Nowadays, teams go to schools so the students have some ideas about the industry requirements – like which tools to use and so on.” For the advanced lessons during the second part of ECC, she related that they did a lot of research. “Our facilitators were really good, too.”